About Dennis Harper:

Dr. Harper has held many prominent positions within the State of Idaho including State Board of Chiropractic Physicians, serving 12 years on that board beginning in 1987. He helped shape many of the rules and laws that served our Chiropractic physicians for many years. He is Current and past Public Affairs Chairperson for the Orofino Chamber of Commerce. Been on Advisory panels with Former Governor Butch Otter, Senator Mike Crapo, LCSC Advisory Board member and past Chairman.

He has practiced in Idaho since 1980 and run a very successful Chiropractic practice here in Orofino since 1984. He has been an active member of the Idaho Association of Chiropractic Physicians since 1981. Moving to Idaho upon completion of his Education from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. He moved to Idaho to “hunt and fish” having become enchanted as a young boy with Idaho, after seeing a photograph of his father and Red Porteous hunting in Dixie, Idaho.

He has spent many years working with the Corp of Engineers and Dworshak Reservoir on various committees; creating and pushing the Fertilization Program on Dworshak Reservoir which has been a huge boon to our previously struggling bass and trout populations. Creating a nutrient rich environment for our fish and the overall health of their environment.

Dennis Harper brings a wealth of information and experience as diverse as the beautiful State we live in. From the perspective of landowner, businessman, health care provider, recreational enthusiast, education, job opportunities, vocational rehab, affordable health
care and rural access, and EMS services.

He has been a member of the Republican Party for 40 years, he has solid Conservative views, is a strong supporter of protecting our 2nd Amendment Rights and the freedoms that we are guaranteed under the Constitution of the United States, preserving these rights for future generations. Ensuring that Idaho continues to be run by Idahoans.


Dennis Harper, DC
presenting at Harvard

Dennis Harper has been speaking nationally for many years in his role as an instructor in the health care field. In an exercise to increase his connection to his audience he spoke at Harvard where he learned to engage his audience, form a bond with them, sharing a personal experience that impacted his life. This has helped him to consistently deliver informative and exciting content to an audience that remains engaged in his message. It is important as a public official to be able to effectively communicate with diverse groups of people. You can be extremely knowledgeable about a topic but ineffective at
communicating that to your audience. There is no substitute for good communication skills.

Dennis Harper DC
giving a speech at AAO in CUBA:

Dr. Dennis Harper has been instrumental in changing the attitudes of doctors and patients on a national as well as international level about what true health care should look like. He has spoken at numerous
conferences all over the world in the last several years. His dynamic attitudes about actual healthcare may be instrumental in changing the direction of health care in the future. It is important we understand the vast difference between acute/trauma care and true “Health care.” It makes more sense to promote prevention of disease and pay for preventative care than to throw millions of dollars at treating the symptoms of disease, never actually curing the disease.

Fertilization program


Dennis Harper started working in the late 90s to try to improve the environment in Dworshak Reservoir. This included working with the Corp of Engineers, Idaho Fish and Game, Nez Perc Tribe , DEQ, Forest Service, and State and Local Officials. With his own money he brought in top experts in fertilization from Canada and Colorado. This push inspired the fertilization program that’s been ongoing for over 7 years on the reservoir. The growth has seen increased bass populations and more stability in kokanee populations. It has increased the overall health of the reservoir tremendously.
See The Program Here